Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform


What is the Young Artist Platform Award?


Every year Oxford Lieder grants Young Artist Awards to two or three outstanding duos, all enrolled on post-graduate courses at the leading UK conservatoires and already at the outset of major careers. As part of the Award these Young Artists are each given recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival, as well as a number of paid song recital engagements around the country. 


Young Artist Platform 2015 - Apply now


We are now inviting applications from suitably talented and qualified duos for the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform 2015. Oxford Lieder is committed to finding and nurturing outstanding new talent and this year we are looking for two singer-pianist duos to be exemplary ambassadors for song.


Six finalists will be invited to give a 40 minute recital at the Holywell Music Room on Saturday 11th April and participate in a masterclass with leading recitalists on Sunday 12th April. Two winning duos will be offered at least one paid concert at the 2015 Oxford Lieder Festival, as well as paid recitals at music clubs and festivals around the UK. Oxford Lieder will also endeavour to support them in other ways, such as coaching sessions and participation in other Oxford Lieder events.


For full details and information on how to apply simply download the Oxford Lieder YAP 2015 Information Sheet and Application Form below or contact Sophie Ruggiero at [email protected]

Applications are by email only and the deadline for submission is Friday 27th February. We will inform successful duos on Friday 6th April. Good luck!


A Spring Weekend of Song: 10-12 April 2015


For those still suffering withdrawal symptoms after the Schubert Project, help is at hand in this weekend celebration of song! With three superb evening recitals, the nail-biting auditions for the next Young Artist Platform winners, and a fascinating masterclass, there's much to look forward to. The weekend pass offers excellent value for those looking for true immersion. We look forward to seeing you there.

Friday 10 April

Sophie Daneman soprano
Stephan Loges baritone
Sholto Kynoch piano
Full details here

Saturday 11 April

Young Artist Platform 2015 Auditions
Six 40-minute recitals given by exceptional young duos, adjudicated by Sophie Daneman and Stephan Loges

Dinner at the Vaults and Garden Café in the University Church

Mary Bevan soprano
Sholto Kynoch piano
Full details here

Sunday 12 April

Masterclass given by Sophie Daneman & Stephan Loges

Alessandro Fisher tenor
Ricardo Gosalbo piano
Full details here

Weekend Pass for access to all events: £55

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2015 Young Artist Platform Recitals


Tuesday,17th February 2015 - Boston Concert Club - Alessandro Fisher (tenor) and Ricard Gosalbo (piano) - www.hublincs.net/explore/18-boston-concert-club

Monday, 20th July 2014 - Buxton Festival - Rosaldind Coad (soprano) & Gregory Drott (piano) http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk/

Sunday, 26th July 2014 - Aberdeen International Youth Festival - Lucy Hall (soprano) and Gavin Roberts (piano) - www.aiyf.org

Wednesday, 14th October 2015 - Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre - Alesandro Fisher (tenor) and Ricardo Gosalbo (piano)www.riverhousebarn.com

Sunday, 1st November 2015 - Dolgellau Music Club - Alison Rose (soprano) and Matthew Fletcher (piano) - http://dolgellaumusicclub.org.uk

Wednesday, 4th November 2015 - Rhyl Music ClubAlison Rose (soprano) and Matthew Fletcher (piano)http://rhylmusic.com

Thursday, 19th February 2015 - Welshpool Music Club - Alessandro Fisher (tenor) and Ricardo Gosalbo (piano) - www.welshpoolmusicclub.com


2016 Young Artist Platform Recitals


Friday, 8th January 2016 - Witney Music Society - Alison Rose (Soprano) and Matthew Fletcher (piano) - www.witneymusicsociety.co.uk

Saturday 14th May 2016 - Elmbridge Music Club - 2015 Young Artist Platform Winnerswww.riverhousebarn.com


Young Artist Platform Winners 2013


Rosalind Coad (soprano) & Gregory Drott (piano)

Performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival on 23rd October 2013 at the Holywell Music Room

Kangmin Justin Kim (counter-tenor) & Sachika Taniyama (piano) 

Performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival on 24th October 2013 at the Holywell Music Room

Alessandro Fisher (tenor) & Ricardo Gosalbo (piano) 

Performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival on 15th October 2013 at the Holywell Music Room


Young Artist Platform Winners 2012


Winning duo: Lucy Hall (soprano) & Gavin Roberts (piano)

Performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival 2012 on Friday 19th October, 5.45pm, at the Holywell Music Room.

Runners up: Alison Rose (soprano) & Matthew Fletcher (piano)

Performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival 2012 on Friday 26th October, 1.10pm, at the Holywell Music Room.

Runners up: Rozanna Madylus (mezzo-soprano) and Finnegan Downie Dear (piano)

Performed at the Oxford Lieder Festival 2012 on Saturday 27th October, 5pm, at the Holywell Music Room.


Winners of the Young Artist Platform 2011


Winning duo: Sonia Grané (soprano) & Edwige Herchenroder (piano)

Runners up: Victor Sicard (baritone) & Anna Cardona (piano)

Highly commended: Benjamin Appl (baritone) & Bernadette Bartos (piano


How Can I Engage Oxford Lieder Young Artists?


Oxford Lieder is currently offering generous sponsorship to music clubs, societies and festivals who wish to offer recitals to our exceptional young musicians. Oxford Lieder will support 50% of the fee of £300 per musician (the total fee for the concert is £600, of which the music club pays only £300, as well as reasonable expenses).

Once the recital contract is in place, Oxford Lieder will put you in contact with the artists directly so you can develop an interesting and attractive programme that appeals to your members. We will also promote the recital through our email list and website. See below for downloadable Portfolio Packs for each duo, providing biographies, sample programmes, photos and further information about the bursary scheme.

Contact Us

If you are a Music Club or Music Festival and you are interested in engaging one of our award-winning duos for your forthcoming season, please contact Sophie Ruggiero at [email protected] 

Support Us

The Oxford Lieder Scholarship is generously supported by Trufflehunter, Jesus College & the Kohn Foundation and the Jean Meikle Trust. Anyone interested in adding further support for the Young Artist Platform should contact Peter Burrows at [email protected]


YAP 2015 Information and Application Form

YAP Winners Portfolio Packs 

Oxford Lieder YAP 2015 Information.doc66 KB
Oxford Lieder YAP 2015 Application Form.doc51 KB
Coad and Drott Portfolio Pack.doc142 KB
Kim & Taniyama Portfolio Pack.doc197.5 KB
Rose & Fletcher Portfolio Pack.doc175 KB
Fisher & Gosalbo Portfolio Pack.doc149.5 KB
~Hall & Roberts Portfolio Pack~.doc125 KB
Madylus & Downie-Dear Portfolio Pack.doc143.5 KB